Despite being held during the darkest time of the year in Finland, Slush is an event that attracts, creates and accelerates world-changing ideas and gathers together curious crowds of people from over 120 countries. This year there were 17,500 attendees and two teachers from Lapland UAS. There were non-stop keynote speakers, pitches, panel discussions, meeting area, recruiting area and a new concept called Speakers Studio which offers an opportunity for anybody attending Slush ask the speakers questions. Everything on five different stages was streamed live and there were 1 million live stream viewers, wow!

So what was the reason that got us two teachers from Lapland to attend Slush? Well, we went to Slush to promote the SmartSet Project, an international project we are part of which is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020. We thought we might find someone there to be in interested in this low cost virtual studio solution since it’s going to be a game-changer in broadcasting industry providing SMEs with the capability to compete with the big broadcast media players in the market.

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